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! zeerchlgt as one hand giveth, another taketh away. egyptian president mohammed morsi backed off a decree giving him authority. he order aid new order giving military power to arrest sls while a new constitution is finalized and voted on this saturday. former president hosni mubarak issued a similar decree before he lost power declaring emergency law in egypt. meanwhile, the national salvation front, the secular liberal opposition, is considering a boycott of the charter vote and is calling for protests in advancing the vote this weekend. joining us now from cairo is nbc news foreign correspondent amman. thank you for joining us. my first question is just about the motivations, morsi's motive augustss here. initially when this sort of power grab, if you will -- we'll call it that -- began, there was some sense and some analysis that this was an effort to -- an effort at efficiency, to get things down and that the democratic process would be restored. that seems increasingly less the case. this seems like a consolidation of power. what is your read on the situation? >> well, i think it's v
or announced any formal charges as of yet. >>> other stories topping the news, mohamed morsi returned to the presidential palace after tens of thousands of protesters charged that complex yesterday. >>> bad news for workers at citigroup, the bank is planning to cut 11,000 jobs worldwide in an effort to save $1.1 billion a year. >>> congress now planning to restore lifelong secret service protection for former presidents, a response to growing national security threats since 9/11. >>> a new poll shows a split moaning americans on same-sex marriage but reverses the trend of the 55% who opposed same-sex marriage in '08 versus the 36% who supported it. >>> police are looking for a 11-year-old leukemia patient seen being walked out of an arizona hospital with her mom. they say this may be a case of child endangerment because the catheter in her heart could become infected. >>> and finally for you a spokesperson for the royal couple says the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton, is continuing to feel better after being admitted to the hospital on monday due to a severe bout of morning sickn
with egypt's president mohamed morsi. nbc is in cairo on this friday afternoon, friday night there in cairo. before we get to the protestors, sir, i know you have new information about voting on the country's draft constitution. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that's right, craig. in fact, breaking news just coming here it to nbc. that is that the vote scheduled to begin tomorrow for all egyptians living abroad. this was a vote on egypt's new draft constitution set to take place at embassies around the world. that vote now has been delayed according to egypt's electoral commission. the reason it's so important is because it is an indication as to the insight perhaps of egypt's president more hhamed m and what's taking place on the streets. protestors demand that president morsi rescind a decree that gave him absolute powers that he issued two weeks ago. also, they wanted to see president morsi delay the vote that was scheduled to take place on december 15th inside the country on this new draft constitution. while he has gone aahead and delayed that vote for egyptians living ab
on the left never would have allowed it. he hated hamas. egypt's current president mohamed morsi does not. he is a member of the muslim brotherhood. so the head of hamas was allowed to travel to the gaza strip. that's one example of the in politics in this part of the world going on right now. here is another. this is cairo. not during the revolution that brought morsi to power, but now, this is cairo right now. tens of thousands of protesters have been out there for about two weeks in the famed tahrir square and near the presidential palace. they're very upset that their newly elected democratic president morsi is doing things that they not so democratic. he is trying to make it so his decisions are not subject to judicial review. at least six civilians have been killed and hundreds injured in the violence. president obama called his egyptian counterpart yesterday to express concern about the situation that seems to be spinning out of control. he urged president morsi to meet with and negotiate with the opposition. >>> and then there is syria, where nbc news reports the assad regime is prepa
are true even if mohamed morsi believes them. and one of those things is that there are a lot of old regime people around that have been really working to bring him down from the inside. even paranoids have enemies. he's a deeply paranoid guy right now. but he also is facing a lot of internal enemies. the overwhelming sense i had, mika, from being in egypt is how little the people there know each other. they have a blue states/red states problem that makes ours look like a day at the beach. and that's really -- as the lid has come off and you have these less religious brotherhood people and middle and upper class people from cairo and alexandria, these people do not know each other at all. this country really needs to go on a long weekend retreat. >> yeah, i don't think that's going to happen. you know, we saw the same thing, interestingly enough, in 2009 in iran where you had a lot of people in the cities opposing ahmadinejad, and you had people in more rural areas being far more conservative and supporting ahmadinejad. but carl bernstein, one of morsi's biggest problems right now is we lo
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